Ted Kennedy’s soul. Privatizing the mail. Socialized New Zealandcare and more.
NO TIME FOR DELICACY
Re: Quin Hillyer’s Reston Peace Disturbed:
I couldn’t finished reading Hillyer’s piece decrying, albeit
mildly, the lack of civility at the town hall meetings. The irony
of beginning with a quote from Mark “GET OFF THE PHONE YOU BIG
DOPE!” Levin was just too much. This nation was founded in
violent revolution over a fraction of the government intrusion
with which we are now oppressed. Surely Quin knows that these
meetings are the only opportunity that people will have to
confront these tyrants (Levin!) face to face. The American
experiment is on the precipice. This is no time for delicacy, or
for mourning the lack of it.
— Hunter Yerger
Civility is all well and good, but how have conservative attempts to behave with decorum and respect towards liberals paid off? In a word disastrously. Behaving respectfully towards mendacious and repellent liberals has never benefited conservatives. It only encourages the Democrats to intensify the venomous nature of their lies and obnoxious behavior.
Case in point President George W. Bush was one of the most decent human beings to occupy the White House. In his day to day interaction with Democrat politicians and their “rent a mobs” he was extremely civil and respectful, but instead of reversing the hate-filled antics of Democrats it led to even more outrageous and disgusting bouts of liberal vitriol against not only him, but those who sought to effectively defend and carry out the nation’s business. Even worse is that many self-described conservatives jumped on the liberal bandwagon of mud slinging against President Bush, because he was civil and erroneously perceived as weak.
To his credit President Bush never crawled into the gutter with his liberal or conservative detractors, but in the world of politics it gained him and his Party absolutely nothing. In fact, after Bush led Republicans to historic triumphs in 2000, 2002 and 2004 (note Reagan never had the coattails Bush had) when he left office Republicans were in the same discouraging position they were in when Reagan left office. All of Bush’s political triumphs were scuttled, because he attempted to set a new tone of civility in the fetid swamp of American politics. Political civility is impossible as long as the current rendition of the neo-fascist Democrat party exists.
Name the Republican/conservative that the Democrats, their
degenerate base and media whores have treated respectfully and
I’ll show you a Republican or conservative Quisling who has sold
out or is sucking up to the Democrats (Peggy Noonan, Bruce
Bartlett, Christopher Buckley, George Will and Pat Buchanan have
at one time or another been excellent examples of such sell
outs). Consider how Democrats and their media sluts have treated
genuine patriots like Barry Goldwater, Gerald Ford, Ronald
Reagan, Dan Quayle,
George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, Jack Kemp, George W. Bush, George Allen, Sarah Palin and even John McCain. Even now it is Democrat elected officials and their organized thugs who are attempting to intimidate and stymie their opponents with strong arm tactics. . . A little raucous behavior on the part of freedom loving Americans is nothing in comparison to the organized barbarity of the Democrats.
Hate filled anti-Semites and bigots like Barack Obama, Jim Moran and Howard Dean do not deserve our respect. They deserve our contempt. To stop the national socialist agenda of Obama Democrats the gloves must come off. Now that doesn’t mean we behave violently, as do Democrats, but shouting down a lying a member of Congress or applauding when an election thief says voters can fire her is acceptable political behavior.
This White House and its henchmen in Congress are in trouble and
in the name of civility or probity we cannot allow them to
recover. Modern American politics, thanks to Democrats, is now
civil war without the bloodshed and a little incivility is far
better than its alternatives - appeasement/surrender or open
— Michael Tomlinson
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Perhaps some of the non-Obamaites did act rudely, but I’d extend some grace to them.
What they’re expressing, at least from personal observation at a recent townhall meeting I attended, is underlying frustration and outrage with Obama and his thugocracy, specifically; and Congress and its collective, years-long tone-deafness and arrogance, generally.
There’s lots of other maybes about their behavior. Resentment at being dismissed as and called Nazis, evil-mongers, racists, anti-Americans, Astroturfers and more? Genuine heartfelt passion and worry about the Constitution being gutted and America’s defenses substantially weakened? Fatigue at seeing how out-of-touch Congress and the Executive Office are with America?
Maybe they’ve decided that Obama, the Democrat party leadership, the leftists and liberals, as well as the state-controlled media, no longer understand civility, if ever they did. Rather, they exploited it when they were in the minority in Congress, calling dissent “patriotic,” and even Pelosi saying she liked “disrupters.” Clearly, Obama et al. do not have the character or courage to take what they dished out for years.
And, yes, it appears they have to roundup, if not pay, their Obamabots to attend these townhalls. At the one I just attended, there were two clearly identifiable, with their navy blue Organizing for America or Obama tee shirts and Obama for President baseball caps. They were outnumbered about 100 to 1. Their reactions lacked the passion of those who spoke against the attempted takeover of America.
By the way, at that townhall, it was not just conservatives and Republicans who booed or vocally challenged the congressman. There were Democrats, too. But, then, where I live, most Democrats would be Republicans in other states.
Just one man’s opinion, but I think the worst thing Obama and the state-controlled media could do is underestimate the depth of opposition to Obama and Obamacare, whatever that might be, actually is.